Oncology in Tauranga

Oncology in Tauranga is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of


. The three primary disciplines are medical, surgical and radiation oncology. A

Medical Oncologist


Cancer Specialist

treats cancer with drug therapy, including chemotherapy. A

Surgical Oncologist

includes biopsy (sample taking), staging (examinations and tests to see the extent and spread of the cancer) and surgical resection (removal) of tumours. A

Radiation Oncologist

involves treatment with therapeutic radiation. It is also called radiation therapy or radiotherapy.


may further specialise in specific types of cancer such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and so on. A

Paediatric Oncologist

specialises in the treatment of children with cancer and incorporates all three primary oncology disciplines.

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